Breaking up NBN Co needs immediate action

The Vertigan panel's final report may have drawn much criticism, but we need to get off the fence and choose a policy direction nonetheless.

The Vertigan Panel has recommended a path towards an infrastructure competition model for Australia’s telecommunications market. They have met a challenge to re-cast the debate about Australia’s broadband policy by recommending the government “disaggregate NBN Co along the lines of its underlying networks where each of the satellite, fixed wireless, Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) and Fibre-to-the-Something (FTTx) networks would serve as the basis for a competing entity”.

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